One major highlight of lunar new year is the traditional traditional snacks and goodies that we can pig out on.
I should provide pics, huh? But… nah~ I don’t have original photos so, go google pic yourselves if you’re curious keke.
My top 5 favs snacks would be:
1) Crunchy mini shrimp roll (虾卷)
2) Barbecue pork (肉干)
3) Egg roll aka Love letter (蛋卷)
4) Pineapple tarts (凤梨酥)
5) Coconut biscuits (Kueh Bangkit)
There are so many other yummy snacks that are not listed here ^^ Some of my friends can’t live without White Rabbit Milk sweets (大白兔奶糖) but I’m not one of them. Too sweet for me. Ah~ and there’s yummy peanut biscuit/pastry, preserved fruits and watermelon seeds （瓜子） among others.
Although we can eat them anytime of the year nowadays thanks to convenience stores, but the festive mood makes eating these goodies rather nostalgic. I remember loving them as a kid and it was only during the lunar new year when I could eat so much since my family usually didn’t stock up these snacks.
Other foods traditionally eaten during lunar new year would be steamboat (火锅), dumplings （饺子）, mandarin oranges （橘子）
Mmmm… Great food = Happiness~ XD